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Life Lessons From A Former Sex Addict

Life Lessons From A Former Sex Addict

July 26, 2021

EP136: My guest today is Brianne Davis, an actress, writer, director, producer, wife to Mark Gantt, and mom to son Davis.

Her acting credits include; LUCIFER, CASUAL TRUE BLOOD, the History Channel’s series SIX, and the film JARHEAD, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. She has directed and produced two feature films, THE NIGHT VISITOR 2: HEATHER’S STORY and DEADLY SIGNAL. 

But in this interview, we focus mostly on Brianne’s former life as a sex and love addict and what she’s learned in the past decade of her recovery. 

Inspired by this life experience, she hosts the popular personal journals podcast SECRET LIFE. Brianne recently wrote and published the best-selling novel, SECRET LIFE OF A HOLLYWOOD SEX & LOVE ADDICT. She is currently developing it as a tv series. 

Originally from Atlanta, Brianne moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career and landed her first lead role in 2005 with the blockbuster hit “Jarhead,” opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.

I appreciate Brianne’s frank honesty and vulnerability in this interview, as she openly shares her life as a sex and love addict, and how she now uses her experience to help others and make a difference in the world. 

Brianne is a strong believer that self love is critical to happiness.. Along the way she learned that no person, place or thing will fill you and give you your worth. No soulmate is coming to rescue you. You have to give yourself your worth. You are your own soulmate.

Her life journey will surely inspire you to realize that no matter what your past, you can turn your life around and do something of significance using the life lessons you’ve learned along the way.

 

To know more about Brianne and her work, you can go toL

Website: https://secretlifenovel.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebriannedavis/?hl=en 

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@the.briannedavis?lang=en 

 

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[Activating Abundance #17] Reframing Death

[Activating Abundance #17] Reframing Death

July 23, 2021

EP135: This episode was inspired by a friend's memorial service that I attended this past weekend and the insights I received as I looked for abundance in his passing.

I share the book he lived by and the powerful "paddle out" ceremony that I got to witness, as well as a few of my beliefs about death and some resources that have helped me get over my fear of death and see it in a totally different light than I used to.

Books I referred to in the episode are:

"The Seven Spirtual Laws of Success: A Pocket Guide to Fulfilling Your Dreams" by Deepak Chopra: https://amzn.to/3eQdmfD

"Journal of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives" by Michael Newton: https://amzn.to/3x6mjb2

"Beyond Ever After: A Heart-to-Heart Journey Through Death and the Afterlife" by Catherine Weissenberg and Jocelyn Montanaro https://amzn.to/3iCFxQh

My interview with Catherine and Jocelyn can be found here: https://notyouraveragegrandma.podbean.com/e/an-amazing-story-of-a-coma-patient-his-skeptic-wife-and-a-gifted-woman-who-gave-him-a-voice/

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Making Life Easier For the Tech-Challenged Entrepreneur

Making Life Easier For the Tech-Challenged Entrepreneur

July 19, 2021

EP134: If you are someone who thinks tech is a huge barrier, my guest will make you change your perspective! Deanna Fenton is the techie in your pocket who loves nothing more than to help online course or membership site creators kick tech overwhelm to the curb! She has worked as a WordPress website developer and had a marketing agency since 2006. Deanna has the philosophy of staying young at heart and mind through lifelong learning. 

Deanna had her marketing agency since 2006 and was tired and burned out. Learning about Kajabi in late 2015 and deciding she wanted to create digital products and teach people how to create their own websites and how to build, market, launch and scale online businesses without tech overwhelm sparked her passion for all things technology! 

What she’s most excited about is her membership with a mostly over 50 crowd on how to build their businesses. She has one member who is almost 80 years old and her get-it-done attitude always inspires her!

Listen to Deanna’s career and love for technology, the risks she took and setbacks she experienced that taught her to master technology which sparked her passion to help other midlife women overcome the barrier of technology!

She hopes to inspire other people to believe that change is a scary thing at any age. She says: "Too often we feel as though we've been doing something so long we CAN'T change." Making the decision to walk away led her to her membership which is, so far, the highlight of her working life.

 

To learn more about Deanna and her work, you can go to:

Website: https://www.deannafenton.com/  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/compassstrategies 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deannalfenton/ 

  

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[Activating Abundance #16] Don’t Say Don’t!

[Activating Abundance #16] Don’t Say Don’t!

July 16, 2021

EP133: This episode was inspired, as you'll learn, by a day spent with a bunch of little people and an incident I witnessed that was a perfect example of one of the rules of the subconscious mind.

I knew about this rule and I explain it to my students, but I never really thought about its impact on the words we say to our kids (and grandkids) when we play the role of protector. It was a real AHA moment for me.

First of all, I love being around my grandchildren! And this past weekend was the 3rd birthday of one of my grandsons so I got to meet and spend time with some of his little friends.

I always feel so abundant when I am in the presence of my grandchildren, and this week as I was reflecting on that day, it dawned on me that I feel that way because children are pure abundance...

The majority of kids see the world as limitless and full of opportunity before the world gets a hold of their brain and programs it with limiting beliefs. In fact, it made me so happy to just sit back and watch 2 one year olds walking around my daughter's deck like drunk sailors, with the biggest smiles pasted on their faces the entire afternoon.

They were pure joy, love and goodness. It was just oozing out of them.

So while the incident I share in this episode was so funny I almost peed in my pants - and I am still laughing when I replay it in my mind - it was a PERFECT example of one of the rules of the subconscious mind that I was reminded of this past week in a manifestation course I'm taking.

It was a huge AHA moment for me and because of that, I wanted to share it with you.

Rule #5 of the Subconscious Mind: The subconsious mind does not process negatives

To hear more about this rule and how I watched it play out in real life, listen in to the episode. 

Once you are done, take inspired action this week by observing how often you are using negatives in your words and thoughts. Then replace those negatives in a way that, instead of removing the behavior or habit you want to change, you focus on the outcome you desire.

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Expert Hacker On Ways to Rock Midlife

Expert Hacker On Ways to Rock Midlife

July 12, 2021

EP132: A Qualified Educator, Personal Trainer and Life Coach, my podcast guest this week is Cat Coluccio – aka the Midlife Success Coach – she is also an author, international speaker and coach, and a champion of midlife women.

A transplanted Australian, Cat lives in New Zealand with her husband, her grown children and grandson, plus an overabundance of cats and chickens. She is the author of a number of books, including her best selling 21 Hacks Series. The third book in the series – 21 Hacks to Rock your Midlife – was launched recently at the first ever Rocking Midlife®️ Virtual Summit.

In this episode, Cat and I talked about her firsthand experience as an empty nester and her love for cats and chickens, and all the valuable information she’s learned about menopause. This is such a fun interview as we share so much in common and I enjoyed hearing about her life!

Cat is the founder of both the Rocking Midlife®️ Community and Podcast, was the PSA NZ 2019 Fast-Track Scholarship Recipient, has been featured in numerous national and international publications, and is a regular presenter on international virtual stages. She lives by her personal philosophy: “It is never too late to have a new beginning in life.”

Her midlife reinvention started at age 43 when she was led down a path from homeschooling mom to now speaking on international platforms and having the privilege of encouraging thousands of women worldwide to create their own life of purpose. Cat hopes, if you’re feeling unfulfilled, YOU will be inspired to step out into the unknown to create a purposeful life in your midlife season.

To learn more about Cat and her work, just go to:
Website: https://catcoluccio.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatColuccio

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catcoluccio

Podcast: https://catcoluccio.com/podcast/ 

 

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[Activating Abundance #15] When Plan A Is Derailed

[Activating Abundance #15] When Plan A Is Derailed

July 9, 2021

EP131: Today I talk about the importance of "redeeming the day" with simple pleasures when your plan goes by the wayside.

An excerpt from the "Simple Abundance" book inspired me to look at how a recent day of mine, that was not going well, caused me to derail my Plan A to improve my mood. Even though my day was not derailed by someone else, like the example she shared that happened to her, I had the same experience of needing to alter my plan and redeem my day.

So I found the parallels with her experience and mine and shared them in this episode.

I created a Plan B, as she suggests, and switched my focus to the present moment instead of the future - which is what my Plan A was all about - and that improved my mood and got me back to my happy place.

So how are you going to react the next time your Plan A is derailed? Or maybe you'll find, as I did, that your Plan A is derailing you and leaving you in a less-than-happy (and abundant) state. What actions will you take to get present and redeem your day?

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Are Your Money Stories Keeping You In The Same Familiar But Frustrating Place?

Are Your Money Stories Keeping You In The Same Familiar But Frustrating Place?

July 5, 2021

EP130: Debbie Sassen is a Business and Money Mindset Coach and former Financial Planner. She helps midlife women in business to make more money and grow wealth, without burnout and sacrificing their family. Her coaching gracefully combines business strategy, money management with mindset work to help women dissolve the family of origin money story and limiting beliefs that keep them stuck in a cycle of under-earning, overspending, and under-saving.

Too many women feel belittled and diminished by professionals in the financial industry. Debbie believes it's time to change that narrative. No woman should have to dim her light and brilliance to build a solid financial reality for herself and her family - now and in the future! She believes that when we own our wealth and take responsibility for it, we give other people permission to shine their brilliance brightly, too.

In this episode, we not only talk about Debbie’s career as a money mindset coach, but also about her life experiences being a mom of 8 (Yes! EIGHT kids) and a wife -- and the wake-up call that came when her husband was diagnosed with cancer and she had to take stock of her own money management issues, while also working a full time job, running the  household running, and nursing an infant.

These experiences led her to a shocking realization—despite all her experience and intelligence— her money was in disarray—and she was determined to change that story.

Her first step was looking—really looking—at their finances and my mindset. And now, she helps other women do that too! Her past led her to her purpose!

Tune in to this episode as Debbie gives some important financial advice that would be helpful for you if you are also looking to better manage your finances.

Book: The $1K Investor: Simple, Smart Steps to Start Investing with $1K or Less 

 

To learn more about Debbie and her work, just go to:
Website: https://debbiesassen.com/    
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debbiesassencoaching  
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/savvymoneyacademy  
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debbiesassen/ 

 

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[Activating Abundance #14] The Boomerang Effect

[Activating Abundance #14] The Boomerang Effect

July 2, 2021

EP129: Today I share an example of how quickly the gift of abundance is returned when you are on the giving end. 

Yesterday I stepped into the abundance of TIME and gifted my husband with some of mine, which I don't do enough of - especially in the middle of my very busy work day.

But I had a spontaneous urge to ride with him to a property to pick up one of his real estate signs. Nothing romantic or exciting, just placing my time and attention on him by being his company and doing the driving so he didn't have to.

I decided to make a quick stop on our way back at a cute little country store I love and hadn't visited since before the pandemic. (I promise, it was not a part of my plan until we were almost to our destination!) And what I got from that very quick visit not only made my day but provided me with this valuable lesson to share with you! 

I desired a zucchini and one was handed over as a gift! Yep! A store GAVE ME an item and didn't charge me!!! When was the last time that happened for you?!?!

That is pure abundance in action!!!

I was abundant with my time and I was rewarded with a delicious zucchini!

If I had not been abundant with my time, I would have had to go to the store later, which would have taken MORE time out of my day, and I would have missed this valuable lesson of operating from a state of abundance can do...

So... given that you will likely be rewarded, because the universe loves on us when we're abundant, what kind gesture will you do for someone else today without any expectation, but with a deep and confident knowing, that it will be returned in some way, shape or form?

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Taking Her Yoga Business From Covid Shut Down to A Multi-6 Figure Online Business

Taking Her Yoga Business From Covid Shut Down to A Multi-6 Figure Online Business

June 28, 2021

EP128: My latest guest has an amazing inspirational story to share! Nathania Stambouli is a yoga teacher, retreat leader and coach who teaches people how to break through limiting beliefs, slay their stories of "I can't" to step fully into YES I CAN and in this episode, she shares how she transformed her business, which was shut down in the middle of a pandemic, from an in-person yoga studio where she was making $36,000 a year to an online yoga program and retreat business making over 350K in just 9 months!  

Nathania believes we have the capacity to create a reality we love when we dare to walk into the fire and do the work. She is a champion for those who aren’t sure they have what it takes to change their life, to teach you that YES YOU CAN and to show you the way. The ONLY thing standing in your way is you (and your excuses)!

She had two major transformations in her life, both of which needed a lot of courage and trust in herself and the universe. First was when she left her corporate career in 2015 to become a full time yoga teacher, creating a retreat company and working at and eventually owning a yoga studio. Then, 5 years later, pivoting to create Yogi Flight School giving her the freedom that she never had with her corporate career OR with her yoga studio.

Her story of being trapped in a family business that made her unhappy and unhealthy, both physically and mentally, is sure to inspire you to take stock of your life and take action if you are in a similar position. She is a different person today because she finally leaned in to what her heart wanted and took a chance on drastic change. She is proof that creating a life you love is possible for everyone and the only thing standing in your way is you and your limiting stories!

If you happen to come across this episode anytime between 6/28/21 through 7/2/21, Business By Design, the program that teaches anyone how to start and grow a successful online business IS OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT. And if you haven’t heard, I have an amazing bonus package as a BBD Affiliate this year, so to check it out and see what you get by enrolling as a student, go to https://www.notyouraveragegrandma.com/bbd (If you miss the opportunity, get on the waitlist so you’re first one notified when enrollment opens in 2022!)

To learn more about Nathania Stambouli and her work, just go to:
Website: www.yogiflightschool.com 
Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nattasticyoga/
Business Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yogiflightschool/ 

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[Activating Abundance #13] Secret Anniversaries of the Heart

[Activating Abundance #13] Secret Anniversaries of the Heart

June 25, 2021

EP127: Today's episode was inspired by the June 16th excerpt in the book "Simple Abundance" by Sarah Ban Breathnach. It hit a chord with me and when something does that, I want to share it.

Did you know that June is the month of secret anniversaries of the heart?

And do you even know what secret anniversaries of the heart are? I didn't.

But once Sarah explained it, boy did some past memories come up, good and sad. 

There are sooooo many amazing quotes in this 3 page excerpt, many of which I share on this episode.

So listen and let those secret anniversaries of your heart come through because they need to... ❤️

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